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Hi everyone, this forum has been very helpful during a long two weeks!
I'm a 31 year old woman now on day 14 with very painful shingles. I'm on my last couple of days of acyclovir which seems to have settled the rash and some of the pain from an extreme level at the start.
The shingles are on my lower back extending to hip down thigh and the pain is extreme shooting and stabbing all along that nerve, it seems to have started from the groin lymph node and the pain is worst right there. With painkillers (ibuprofen/paracetamol with some tramadol) I was getting to the point where I could walk around a bit the last couple of days. But yesterday I had to sleep the whole day and take more painkillers as punishment for going for a walk uphill. Since it is in a nerve that really affects walking should I rest in bed more? I can't do this for a month without going nuts but at the same time I'm frightened of it not getting better since I seem to have a bad case! Has anyone else ever had it affect a lymph node so badly, also has anyone else had experience with it affecting walking?
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